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im having really bad horrible left back pain kidney pain flank

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im having really bad horrible left back pain kidney pain flank pain i dont know but im in a lot of paon i dont know what to take for the pain i have no health insurance and i dont know how to look for a dr. around my neighborhood

RickMD :

I am online and happy to help you with your question today.

Customer:

ok can you help me

RickMD :

How long has the pain been going on for?


 


Do you have any other symptoms, such as fever, chills, blood in your urine etc?


 


Do you have any medical problem or take any medication?

Customer:

2 weeks but past 3 days is really painful. no other symptoms. no medical problems it feels like a kidney infection which ive had in the passt but i dont know

Customer:

no medical problems im just taking ibeprofen motrin and naproxen but its not taking my pain away anymore

RickMD :

Ok. That seems like very severe pain...and it has been going on too long.

Customer:

it is very painful

RickMD :

What have you tried to do so far to get into see a doctor.

Customer:

i dont know my neighberhood to well i dont have insurance and i dont know were i could go see one at a low cost consultation.

RickMD :

Well, I think I can help you to find a doctor. What city, state do you live in.

Customer:

los angles, california zip code 90062

Customer:

i dont want to wait for ever also when i go see a doctor

RickMD :

You may not know this but one option is to go the ER. By law, they have to see you and stabilize your condition even if you can not pay. Also, there are people at the hospital who can set you up with assistance for free or reduced rate care if needed, many times this can also cover the costs of medication

RickMD :

There should be many, many health clinics in your city.

RickMD :

Here is a low cost/free clinic in your area:

RickMD :

http://www.theclinicinc.org/index.php

Customer:

yes i know about the er but i was trying to avoid going there but i would rather go to a clinic and get seen fast an easy i rather get seen at a clinic

RickMD :

and they take walkin's

RickMD :

You can get seen fast and easy at this clinic.

RickMD :

The western Womans Clinic is also available:

RickMD :

4361 South Western AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90062‎


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RickMD :

I'd get help as soon as you can. You shouldn't be in that much pain for so long.

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RickMD :

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Dr. Rick

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